Synaptic plasticity: Fastening synapses by adhesion

The initial formation of synaptic contacts in the nervous system is often followed by periods of synaptic rearrangement, when synapses may grow or regress and be eliminated. Such synaptic rearrangements allow the nervous system to adapt as it develops, increasing the size and strength of a synapse as the postsynaptic cell grows, or in other cases refining… (More)